Winds of War - an OC heads up


In the next half hour we’ll be putting the first of the Autumn Equinox Winds of War up, and this is just a quick heads up to lay out the context - and make a request…

News of the Empire’s victories and defeats spreads quickly across the Empire, in part thanks to the omnipresent Navarr messengers.

Each Wind of War consists of a report on the campaign, delivered in reasonably in-character language. Players are encouraged to use this text as the basis for creating their own stories about what their characters, or their company of soldiers have done during the last few months. It is usually followed by a short out-of-character section which deals with absolute facts - the nitty-gritty of numbers, regions captured, and important game effects.

As always, how much or how little of this information you choose to know in character is up to you. Part of the purpose of Winds of War and Winds of Fortune is to allow players to choose to be aware of things their characters “should” know based on what their roleplaying says they have been doing for the past three months

After Winds of War is live, we’ll put the Roll of Honour up on the wiki - the list of which military units (and fleets) have been assigned to which Imperial army, fortification, spy network, (or navy).

Obviously its a fortnight until the event, and we’re keen for people to froth and share the excitement - but please save discussions of these events for when everyone is in-character at the event!

In particular, please bear in mind that a lot of things that are happening here are a result of incredibly tough decisions made in-character on that field by your fellow players. Discussing the merits of the Empire’s actions is part of the politics of the game in the field - but it’s no fun for anybody if people use facebook and other out-of-character forums to pass judgement. Save it for the field where you’ll get the chance to put your money where you mouth is!

Right then - I’ll see you in half an hour with the Wind of War for … ah but that would be telling :wink:

The photo is Beth Dooner, and I believe shows a vicious band of Grendel warriors itching to stick sharp things into the bodies of Imperial soldiers.

#Windsofwar, #Lastoftheyear, #Iwanttearsbeforebedtime

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